Fans of “Deadwood” have held their breath for years in the hopes that their beloved cancelled series would get a film to wrap everything up and those wishes are finally coming true.
HBO has announced that production has started on the “Deadwood” movie
The network also teased the plot for the highly-anticipated movie: “In the ‘Deadwood’ film, the indelible characters of the series are reunited after ten years to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.
Most of the original series cast is set to return for the film, including Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker, Paula Malcomson, John Hawkes, Anna Gunn, Dayton Callie, Brad Dourif, Robin Weigert, William Sanderson, Kim Dickens and Gerald McRaney. Newcomer Jade Pettyjohn is also joining the ensemble.
At the Television Critics Association press tour in July, HBO chief Casey Bloys officially announced the news that a “Deadwood” movie will begin shooting this October with a planned spring 2019 premiere, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Series creator David Milch is returning to write the film and director Daniel Minahan will take on filming.
The rough and gritty western series originally ran on HBO for three seasons from 2004 to 2006.
Talk of a potential follow-up “Deadwood” film or mini-series began almost as soon as the series’ cancellation was originally announced.
At last year’s TCAs, the project began to look more likely when Bloys revealed to reporters that he had read a script for the film from Milch.